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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

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    I'm really self conscious

    when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize nobody cares. Something I've been thinking about is a couple of years ago when I switched to a new school. The teacher was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F Nov 14, 2014

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    PaulThePole PaulThePole 31-35 Feb 15

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    I don't think people really need a reason for this. We're in a world where media shows standards for males and females that are impossible. It's not even one person- it's multiple...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I don't have poor self-esteem. I have poor esteem for everyone else! - Daria
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have low self esteem in general. I went in this morning to take my drivers test for my license. I was really nervous. I passed maneuverability. After that, we went into the...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I recently deleted all other social media from my life due to the fact that it was causing so much harm to my self esteem. I woke up every morning blindly scrolling through each...
    Danlor9991 Danlor9991 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I have low self esteem I'm 5'2 and only weigh 90 pounds,,, I hate being skinny,,, now a days guys want thick girls
    sactownbarbie sactownbarbie 26-30 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I have a new idea for you if you suffer from low self esteem. This should work for most of you: Are you a child abuser? Do you regularly punt puppies? Do you eat monkey brains...
    breadandcircus breadandcircus 22-25 4 Responses Feb 10

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    It wasn't until I searched low self esteem, did u find , and confidence. To read this was to feel validated. The internal conflicts the eternal of my existence each and every day...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I am a 23 year old guy who wants to have sex with 12 - 15 year old girls inbox me if interested
    bj987694 bj987694 22-25, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    i used to have self confident when i was younger but when i hit puberty it changed. all the other girls had better developed bodies and got boyfriends so easily and i never got any...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I almost died in an ATV accident in Mexico I had a girlfriend for 5 months online and in person She said she'll never leave me and she'll b with me through everything. A month...
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M Feb 8

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    With a bit of courage for shuness on the side.
    HiddenNumber4 HiddenNumber4 13-15, M Feb 13

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    This would be great, so I could stop second guessing myself all the time, so I could talk to people without feeling lightheaded. Although I guess it's better with too little than...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I am really sick of feeling like a failure all of the time. I'm tired of wanting to die every time I make a mistake. The reason why I feel this way is because all of my peers treat...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I have to write something about myself, for therapy purposes. I have to describe this character that happens to be me. I don't really know what to say. I barely can write this...
    Dylanismyfriend Dylanismyfriend 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    So I'm feeling down about my body, im slightly chubby and such, but and this is a bug but, my boobs are very small they fit into a 38 A cup. This always makes me feel bad, most...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 2 Responses Feb 8

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Feb 10

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    I really don't find myself that attractive........I have big hips,brown skin,I have a weird voice that is really high,I have small fingers,a big head,marks oh my face and crazy...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I can't talk about anything with my mom with out her telling me to get a job or get my license. It ****** me off because: It's really ******* hard to get a job here. Every teenager...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Feb 15

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    I always find it hard to have confidence in something. I envy some people. They don't seem to have difficulty about confidence. They seem to be always trusting themselves. No...
    phoebechan phoebechan 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Very very low. I've always been made fun of. I have fat legs, stomach, arms.. Everything. I also have stretchmarks in all of those areas. I hate it so much...
    WishMeLuck15 WishMeLuck15 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i am a person who sure does do give a lot to owns self respect and so like people who do have a sense of self respect!
    romell romell 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I wish I could stop self harming but everytime it get harder to stop , I wish I was died is that to much to ask
    angie314 angie314 13-15, F Feb 18

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    I've suffered from some kind of guilt complex. If someone is missing their wallet or money and I know I didn't take it I feel guilty, in the back of my mind I think that maybe I...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    There's no way in this life time I will ever have a good relationship with my MiL. This woman is an utterly spoilt brat, age does not improve her. Two weeks after I married her...
    Purplelady2 Purplelady2 61-65, F Feb 11

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    My boyfriend and i were walking home and he said he had to tell me something and said that our relationship of one year wasnt going anywhere and claimed he no longer loved me.. Im...
    brittlynne brittlynne 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Heyy, I'm posting one of the most horrible and traumatic experiences in my life here because I have literally no one I could tell this story to, so I was hoping some of you guys...
    modd096 modd096 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Im struggling with having a mature body.. Its doesnt fit on my age.. I got a lot of attention and i like to cry from having big boobs.. People always thought that im 18 or 19 which...
    mrsalpacino mrsalpacino 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    ive always struggled with being incredibly insecure about my body. one day i couldnt take it anymore and cut my thighs. ive been clean for about four days, but im always...
    anotherfailure anotherfailure 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    After 5 years of being clean. I broke it. sometimes cutting myself is all I can do. For no reasons. Just to cover the pain of my heart with the pain in my wrist.
    mihochancullen mihochancullen 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    That feeling comes and goes, but when you've been struggling with it for so long, it's hard to let it go.
    XxFuckYouxX XxFuckYouxX 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    I've become so used to hating myself, that it feels safer to hate myself. Whatever I do, I always try to blame myself for everything that goes wrong and I always feel like I haven...
    Darejani Darejani 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I view my mother as weak for staying in a toxic marriage for 26 years. She's had so many chances to pick up and leave and she wouldn't do it. She put her own kids through a lot by...
    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know who I am anymore. Dealing with a break-up after a 2 year relationship, I have no friends where I live, I've come to be super critical of people and myself, I'm...
    sunflowergirl91 sunflowergirl91 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I'm coming to terms that my relationship with my mother in law will never be good. She has said a lot of hurtful things to me and has done enough things to end up in jail several...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    It sucks when you make a friend and everything goes good. Yknow, the whole friendship feels nice and new. It feels nice to have a new friend and get to know someone new. Only to...
    MonsieurKJ MonsieurKJ 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 9

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